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Childhood Food Favorites All Grown Up

12 Apr

Childhood FavoritesSome days, I want to eat like a five year old. I want dinosaur shaped chicken fingers and boxed mac and cheese. Most college students have these moments of food nostalgia.

Although there’s still a big spot in my heart for kid-friendly food, I know it’s not always the best for me. With that in mind, I made it my mission to take some of my childhood favorites and give them a grown-up and slightly healthier twist.

Instead of frozen chicken fingers, I made panko and thyme spiced chicken tenders. As a stand in for mac and cheese, I made cheesy cauliflower. They’re prefect substitutes for those kid food craving nights.

Panko and Thyme Crusted Chicken Tenders

Ingredients: (Serves 4)

  • 2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts (cut into long strips)
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon thyme
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk

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